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    Not pretty maybe Gary but a 'useful' boat not too difficult to maintain. There seems to have been some stretching done to some builds. Apart from the spoon stern she had a 3 port deckhouse. I've seen one on the hard with a deeper wooden keel grafted on with an iron shoe.

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    If I didn't have a boat and was looking for one I'd check it out for sure.
    BTW Jeff I might change my Brisbane weekend to earlier so I can be around for any impromptu EBS moments.

    Okay my favorite topic, the weather. El Nino is expected to kick in around October and bring dryer weather. hard to believe at the moment.
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    Getting' a bit blowy here at the moment.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Larks View Post
    Getting' a bit blowy here at the moment.....
    A bit wet too by the look of it.
    http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR703.loop.shtml#skip
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    http://www.willyweather.com.au/

    Looks a bit on the blowy side Greg.

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    Calling Darwin ........... come in please?

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    Not quite as severe as predicted but still very damaging winds it seems. Early pics show a lot of torn sun awnings. You'd think the owners would have furled or taken them down.
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    Mandurah 8.07 pm 12th, wind speed 44 knots, gusts 53 knots.
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    Another flat calm day here but no fog so I reckon I'll go for a paddle at low tide as part of my project to track the development from mudbanks to sand bars to islands as there were till the early 1970's when a big oil spill killed all the sea grass and mangroves and they washed away. In the last 5 years the sea grass has made a big comeback but it'll be a while before these banks are suitable for sowing mangrove seedlings yet.

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    I had an 83 year old client in this morning and his hobby is ship models. All the running rigging works.
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    Yeah, storm was a fizzle, nothing happened.

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    Well that's good news, I think you've had enough excitement.
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    http://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/boat...-484328884.htm

    this would keep a bloke busy for a while eh !

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    An absolute steal. She'd probably finish at NZD400K all up.
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    IIRC Peter Brooke has been trying to sell her for a while after his client went bust or something like it. JB or one of the other Antipodeans across the ditch may be able to give us the full story. Magnificent work on her so far!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Larks View Post
    Some pics of the damage this arvo:










    Looks like somone had a few too many beers and toppled backwards off the porch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    Looks like somone had a few too many beers and toppled backwards off the porch.
    It's worse than it looks, they had to pull crews in from South Australia to set that to rights I'll have you know!
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    61 year old solo sailor missing from yacht near Gove.
    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-06-1...issing/4068888
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    Mirror calm again this arvo, paddled out of the river on the turn of the tide and then just sat in the sun for a while. Almost went to sleep and fell out! There were birds everywhere on the sandbars waiting for the tide, and so was I. I just let the tide take me back over the gradually flooding bars and through through the flocks of water birds. 18 species I could identify in the open and 5 more in the mangroves in the river and I didn't lift the paddle till I got to the landing. Magic. Reflections were so good that Pelicans and Egrets flying low were matched by their reflections, I really must get a waterproof camera with a telephoto lens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skuthorp View Post
    I really must get a waterproof camera ...
    I think that's an excellent idea Jeff!
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    That old one is still working Duncan but it's like a lucky dip. You turn it on and you get a random setting, different almost every time.

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    I get the impression Jeff that you have quite a nice life worked out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skuthorp View Post
    Mirror calm again this arvo, paddled out of the river on the turn of the tide and then just sat in the sun for a while. Almost went to sleep and fell out! There were birds everywhere on the sandbars waiting for the tide, and so was I. I just let the tide take me back over the gradually flooding bars and through through the flocks of water birds. 18 species I could identify in the open and 5 more in the mangroves in the river and I didn't lift the paddle till I got to the landing. Magic. Reflections were so good that Pelicans and Egrets flying low were matched by their reflections, I really must get a waterproof camera with a telephoto lens.
    Much cheaper to just get a Pelican case and only take the camera out of the case when it's not raining or too rough. Pelican cases are expensive but very good. Bunnings sell a range of waterproof cases that ought to be okay.

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    Although the decent (Name branded) waterproof cameras seem to be around 3 x zoom, there are actually some pretty cheap 8x and 10x zoom waterproof digital cameras available on the web these days - i.e. from around $80.00 to $160.00
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    Quote Originally Posted by Larks View Post
    Although the decent (Name branded) waterproof cameras seem to be around 3 x zoom, there are actually some pretty cheap 8x and 10x zoom waterproof digital cameras available on the web these days - i.e. from around $80.00 to $160.00
    Quality varies a lot though Larks. Cheap means really poor images, brand name or not. Anyway, shooting birds.. is a big bucks pastime, if you don't want grainy.
    I used to paddle with a pelican case, useful for storing car keys (which are electronic too) as well as other valuables.

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    6 hours of painting equals epoxy and fibreglass for the keel...my back hurts though. More of the same tomorrow means $$ towards my block order.
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    Back in the day, the Forum used to wish me a happy birthday, but it seems to have forgotten this year. Anyway, I'm officially halfway there today, so happy Birthday to me

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    Jeez Phil , you are only a Pup !.
    Happy Birthday anyway .
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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    I get the impression Jeff that you have quite a nice life worked out.
    Gary, your PM box is full.
    Looking forward to seeing you and the boat. Regarding your post, the budget requires careful management, and options are limited but we like it so far. Having the bush and the sea with a major city just an hour away took a few years planning, research, a lot of luck and a bit of a leap at the crucial moment. I give every credit to Anne for seeing through the junk and dirt and old cars and the smell in the part built house and the mud, to see what a great block it was. The agent said every woman who'd seen it before looked on the surface and said ''No way".
    HB PhilY

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    Happy birthday Phil, I hope you are making the most of it.
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    Happy birthday Phil! Hope you've had a good one.

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    Ah, poor ol' Phil - up there in the jungle celebrating his birthday on his Pat! Never mind Phil, we're here!! Those of us who know, know that, despite what many say, in truth it's all uphill from here, and it gets steeper and steeper! So, many happy returns - every year's a gift - enjoy!!

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    Happy half tonne Phil! Off to my brother's end of one half down in Melbourne next weekend.

    And a singin' now... Aaaaaaaallllllllll mah friends are turning 50!
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    Jeez , I wish I was in Norway right now , I reckon I could convince this one to follow me home . http://www.finn.no/finn/boat/used/ob...nkode=35488021 .
    He could even leave his trolling lures !.
    That would make a real fair dinkum recreational fishing boat for these waters .
    It will be gone by tomorrow.
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